Factors that helped to shape the creative production during that particular period

Possible Topics for the First Paper (5 pages)

  1. Select an individual – an artist, scientist, musician, writer, or
    other creative figure – and discuss his or her creative process.
    You should use primary materials, interviews, and secondary
    works to support your ideas. What factors contributed to their
    creative success? Can you identify any particular social or
    personal elements that may have been important?
  2. Following the same format as above, select an artistic
    movement or group of individuals known for a distinctive style
    or type of creative work. This could also be an academic
    discipline. Describe the creative process as it applies to this
    group, discipline, or artistic movement.
  3. Pick a historical period – Ancient Greece, Qing China,
    Modernism, the Renaissance – and describe the creative forces
    at work in that period. What factors helped to shape the
    creative production during that particular period?
  4. Identify and discuss the latest research on creativity. What
    are the most recent ideas concerning the development and
    nature of creativity, and what are the implications of these
    findings?